Group raise £600 to thank hospital


Members of Bedlington Masonic Lodges have raised hundreds of pounds for a hospital after holding a charity night.

The event took place at the Bedlington Social Club in Market Place and included live entertainment and a raffle.

The top prize in the raffle was a signed Newcastle United football shirt.

A cheque for £600 has now been presented to staff on the oncology department at Wansbeck General Hospital in Ashington.

Eddie Dickson, a member of the Bedlington Masonic Lodges, said: “The reason we decided to raise money for the oncology department is because there are one or two members of the lodges whose wives have received treatment there.

“It’s a sort of thank you.”